GRASPS Title: Second Grade Social Studies Georgia Regions and Rivers

Submitted by: Anaya Bryson

Date: 6/30/08        

Performance Task - GRASPS

 

Goal – You will find out the locations of Georgia’s regions and major rivers. You will recall what you have learned about the locations of the regions and major rivers of Georgia and place that information on a map.

 

Role – You will be a cartographer. You will need to plot and illustrate the approximate locations of the major rivers and regions in Georgia on the Georgia map.

 

Audience – You will be showing your maps to Ms. Map Key, a museum curator, who will be visiting our class after our maps are finished.

 

Situation – Some very valuable maps, which were drawn in the 1900s (very old!), have been stolen from the Georgia Museum of History. The museum curator has asked us, the number one (#1) cartography company in the country, to recreate the maps that were stolen so that the museum’s Georgia History Exhibit can go on as scheduled. Your job is to work with a partner and recreate one Georgia map with all of the regions and rivers neatly and correctly drawn on the map. The curator is expecting excellence, so please do your very best!

 

Product/Performance – You (and your partner) will draw the boundary lines for each Georgia region as well as draw the major rivers of Georgia onto the blank map, provided by your boss. You will need to label each region and river and illustrate each region with different colors. You will share your team’s map with the class/company and with Ms. Map Key (who will use the rubric to check the completeness of your map). You will work with your partner by taking turns and sharing ideas and jobs (i.e., drawing, labeling, coloring, presenting, etc.)

           

Standard/Criteria for Success – see rubric

 

Georgia Mapping

 

Name: ________________________

Teacher: Mrs. Bryson

 

Date : ___________________

Title of Work: ___________________

 

 

Criteria

Points

 

Beginning (1)

Developing (2)

Accomplished (3)

Exemplary (4)

 

Illustrations

students have 0 - 1 region(s) and river(s) drawn on their map

students have 2 - 3 regions and rivers drawn on their map

students have 4 - 5 regions and rivers drawn on their map

students have all regions and rivers drawn on their map

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Labeling

students label 0 - 1 land regions and/or rivers on the map

students label 2 - 3 land regions and/or rivers on the map

students label 4 - 5 land regions and rivers on the map

students label all regions and rivers on the map

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Location

region and river placement do not at all match the relative location of the regions and rivers (0 - 2 correct placements)

region and river placements somewhat match the relative location of the regions and rivers (3 - 7 correct)

regions and river placements mostly match the relative location of the regions and rivers (8 - 10 correct)

regions and river placements exactly match the relative location of the regions and rivers (12 correct placements)

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Spelling

6 or more regions/rivers are spelled incorrectly

3 -5 regions/rivers are spelled incorrectly

1 - 2 regions/rivers are spelled incorrectly

All regions/rivers are spelled correctly

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Collaboration and Appearance of Work

Students do not cooperate at all and the project is unfinished/messy or illegible

Students somewhat cooperate and the final project is somewhat neat/legible

Students mostly cooperate and the final project is neat/legible

Students cooperate well and the final project is neat and legible

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Total---->

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